Camp Independence 2018

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Date(s) - 05/18/2018 - 05/20/2018
3:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Camp ToPeNeBee


Originating in 1968, Camp Independence is the oldest preparedness gathering in the country. Participants are encouraged to register well in advance.

Camp Independence Eagle
The 2018 Camp Independence will be at a new location! Live Free has secured the entire Boy Scout camp facilities at Camp ToPeNeBee in Michigan City, Indiana including the modern conference center, multiple cabins, campsites, archery and BB gun ranges, and more.

A great variety of preparedness and sustainable living presentations and vendors are planned. There will be a wide selection of classes, field training, exhibits and activities related to self-reliance, survival and emergency preparedness. Everything you need & want to know to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters, pandemics and other emergency issues that could affect our daily lives in the Midwest available in one place!

This family-friendly event is meant for everyone, from those with little experience to the most experienced preppers, and everyone in-between.

Click the link to view the classes and events scheduled. These pages will be updated frequently as the schedule is not yet complete

Spend the weekend camping and immerse yourself in preparedness training.

Training and events take place inside the modern
training center and outdoors  –  rain or shine!




  1. Hi! We are interested in attending as a family, but since we always travel with our dog, we would not be able to camp. Is there a pricing tier for those of us who want to attend the classes without the camp site? Thanks.

    • The family rate is $40.00 and includes two adults, all children under 18. The campsite is included as a bonus subject to availability.

  2. Are the bunks in open barracks? Are they separated by sex? Would my spouse and myself be in separate buildings? Thanks.

    • Hi James, The bunks are in open barracks. To my knowledge they will not be separated by sex. Tarps or blankets could be hung to create a bit of privacy. There are of course men’s and women’s shower and bathroom facilities available.

    • The tent camping locations do not have any electricity. There is electricity available in the cabins if you choose to upgrade to a bunk.

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